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    Exclamation Help needed for accessibility issue

    I have completed my web site redesign, and all pages validate with Bobby except of this one: http://www.webnauts.net/sitemap.html

    I though cannot see the error there.
    Can someone help me with this? I would warmly appreciate that.

    Thanks in advance.

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    That was quite challenging.

    I think it's to do with the slight variation in URI that you have got for the 'forum' link.

    In your header, the address is...
    http://forum.webnauts.net

    Elsewhere on the page it's...
    http://forum.webnauts.net/

    Bobby hates that. Make them the same and you should pass with flying colours.

    One other thing, your breadcrumbs are a bit odd. My understanding of them is that they should be used to show the data architecture of your site

    eg

    Home > Resourses > More Reseources > Even More Resources

    You have them simply reflecting the main site navigation...

    You are here: Home Services Forum SiteMap
    You are here: Home Services Forum SiteMap Contact

    I think it should be more like this...

    You are here: Home Services
    You are here: Home Forum
    You are here: Home SiteMap
    You are here: Home Contact

    But that's got nothing to do with your original question so ignor it if you want.
    Hello, hello, what's all this shouting?
    We'll have no trouble here

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    Forensic SEO Consultant Webnauts's Avatar
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    Bradley thank you for your advice about the usability issue.
    It helped and worked!!! Thanks for that.
    About the breadcrumbs, thanks for your advice, but if you do not have any good arguments why should I change them, see here why I have them so:

    http://psychology.wichita.edu/surl/u...breadcrumb.htm

    http://psychology.wichita.edu/surl/u...breadcrumb.htm

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    High fives all round! bradley317's Avatar
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    shrug.

    That's all a bit beside the point. At least your main problem is sorted.
    Hello, hello, what's all this shouting?
    We'll have no trouble here

    (Helping a pal... http://www.funkdub.info)

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    Forensic SEO Consultant Webnauts's Avatar
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    Bradley should I or you begin a thread about this topic?

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    You can if you want, then I'll copy and paste the text from my first response
    Hello, hello, what's all this shouting?
    We'll have no trouble here

    (Helping a pal... http://www.funkdub.info)

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    There are two main ways of using breadcrumbs:
    1) Showing where you are in relation to the root of the site (Bradley's view)
    2) Showing where you've been (which Webnauts uses)

    The original metaphor comes from Hansel and Gretel, where they use a trail of crumbs as they go into a forest, to try and find their way back out again. (Birds eat the crumbs, which doesn't work out too well for the kids). So a strict breadcrumb does what Webnauts does: shows you where you've been so you can get back there.

    However, version 1 is the more conventional application, which happens to use the wrong term.

    I don't think there's much value in version 2, because modern browsers' back buttons offer the same 'extended-back memory' functionality. Plus, because it's unconventional, people will get confused. Unless the exact route you've taken through a site is very important, I would always use the standard hierarchical view version.
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    Thanks everybody. I have solved the problem.


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